Tag Archive: Talent


Google is spending $1.1 billion to hire HTC’s best smartphone talent

Google has made a strategic investment in HTC, and is hiring its best phone engineers.

After intense speculation and lots of pontificating by tech pundits, Google has made it official: it’s going into business with HTC.

But instead of buying HTC’s phone business outright, Google has “signed an agreement with HTC, a leader in consumer electronics, [to hire] a team of HTC talent [to] join Google as part of the hardware organization. These future fellow Googlers are amazing folks  [Read More…]

YouTube launches Spotlight Canada channel to showcase up-and-coming talent

You can now subscribe to the best of Canadian YouTube.

YouTube has launched a channel to “shine a spotlight” on Canadian talent.

The channel, called Spotlight Canada, consolidates music, comedy, and esoterica, along with popular news and sports clips, in a single place, and will change monthly, according to a post on Google Canada’s blog.

The list comes in the form of video playlists, celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary and some of its most popular celebrities, including The Tragically Hip’s  [Read More…]

Not even Kate Upton’s ‘talent’ can keep Game of War from being a hot mess! [Review]

Given its popularity and advertising in recent months, I wound up being assigned to review Game of War, by developer Machine Zone, Inc. I had downloaded it in the past and tried it out. It wasn’t my cup of tea, so I uninstalled it and moved on. This time, I decided I would give it

Even Kate Upton’s ‘talent’ can’t save Game of War from being a hot mess [Review]

Given its popularity and advertising in recent months, I wound up being assigned to review Game of War, by developer Machine Zone, Inc. I had downloaded it in the past and tried it out. It wasn’t my cup of tea, so I uninstalled it and moved on. This time, I decided I would give it an

Wurrly – Show the world your talent! Get noticed. Get famous. Be you. [Review]

Wurrly is a unique take on the karaoke app. With access to hundreds of songs and an integrated in-app social network, Wurrly aims to showcase who you are and the natural talent you possess, to the world. Wurrly is a karaoke that’s not about the music; it’s about you. What sets it apart? I have

AT&T acquires Carrier IQ assets and talent

Carrier iQ, a company responsible for developing smartphone debugging software that came under intense scrutiny in 2011, has shut down following the acquisition of some of its assets and staff by AT&T.

Honor takes the online talent show route in new promotion

Honor, the sub-brand of Huawei, is on the hunt to find the best undiscovered talent right now, and it’s hosting a competition with some great prizes to get people to show off what they can do. Whether you can sing well, have an unusual sporting talent or happen to be exceptionally funny, now is your chance to show it off.

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Google Glass is now Project Aura, absorbs talent from Amazon

Google Glass has a new name. Meet Project Aura, the division Google hopes to pump new life into. The company has been hiring engineers and software developers for the project, including ex-Amazon employees from Lab126 who previously worked on the Fire smartphone.

Cyanogen setting up an office in India, mulls acquisition of local talent

Cyanogen is setting up a 50-member team — a third of the company’s current employee base — in India that will work on localizing Cyanogen OS for the country.

Part of Cyanogen’s latest $ 80 million funding round — led by India’s Premji Invest — will be used toward establishing an office in India, as well as any potential acquisitions of local startups.

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